Last week LGiU’s Hannah Muirhead attended the NGAA’s National Congress in Werribee, Victoria to explore the issues impacting Australia’s growth areas, how they might be addressed, and what councils in these areas need from the federal government in order to do so.
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The #BuyDonegal campaign was developed by Donegal County Council to encourage consumers to buy a Donegal product and then post on social media with the hashtag, as a way of showcasing Donegal business to a global audience. This blog shares the details of creating this campaign.
Following a recent event with Ukrainian local government colleagues, we highlight key points from the discussion and how local government around the world can help.
Donna Wood from Transition Stirling discusses the city’s new Reuse Hub. Set up in partnership with the local authority this hub will reduce waste, support the local economy and bring people together.
The Patrick Kavanagh Centre tells the story of Inniskeen’s most famous son – the poet, Patrick Kavanagh – in a new and exciting way by using immersive and interactive techniques to engage and inspire visitors. This innovation contributed to the Centre’s recent win at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government 2021.
Many local government officers have the skills needed now to make the Homes for Ukraine scheme work in practice. Find out how you can help.
In Ireland, much debate and discussion recently have been centred around the required humanitarian response to Ukraine. In this blog, LGIU’s Dr Seán Ó’Riordáin explores the ways in which local government will need to continue to step up in the coming months and years.
The events unfolding in Ukraine offers us all an important reminder of how precious our democracy is and how we must fight to protect it. LGIU Chief Exec, Jonathan Carr-West explains the vital role local government needs to play right now and in the future.
When it comes to place and wellbeing there are a core set of outcomes that are needed to ensure residents can thrive and stay healthy. Susan Rintoul from Improvement Services shares how local authorities can make wellbeing a top priority at every opportunity by embedding the outcomes in their decision-making processes.
The LGIU stands with the people of Ukraine and supports all of local government with dealing with the impact of war on areas from cost of living to defending local democracy.